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Entrance to King's Yard

King's Yard was where returnees were held on arrival to ensure they had no infectious diseases... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
pjhap
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Kampala, Uganda
Sadly neglected

It takes two mins to wander along and read the plaque on this historically significant gateway... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
SamAdamstown
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Adamstown
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6 Oct 2017
“Sadly neglected”
14 Dec 2016
“Historic Monument in the heart of Freetown”
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The inscription on this stone gate welcomes all who pass through it as free men.
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It takes two mins to wander along and read the plaque on this historically significant gateway. Sadly though t's now branded with a 'Sightsavers' sign and the litter builds up. It certainly lacks romance, but worth seeing to try and imagine its former significance. A...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Its literally just an old gate attached to the entrance of the government hospital. BUT, that being said, its a symbol of a glorious time for Sierra Leone. And a very historical monument. You can do a downtown walk around and see the gate, the...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 22 July 2016

well worth visiting while in Freetown. The gate is really the only thing which is left from the days when the Kreols came back from the Caribbean to re settle in Freetown.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

King's Yard was where returnees were held on arrival to ensure they had no infectious diseases. This entrance was built in 1817 by Governor MacCarthy.

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